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Ohio, you folks are a proud lot. Home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the "One and Only Presidential Museum" (really?). There's even a National Ohio Day. Well, it's time for you all to make us proud by turning out to vote in your local elections. Here's what you need to know about voting this year in the Buckeye State.

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You have municipal elections this November and primaries for those elections in May. What's the only thing better than voting once? Voting TWICE (in different elections and completely legally, of course).

Key Dates

Apr 3

Voter Registration Deadline

Apr 4 – May 1

Early Voting

Apr 18

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request (recommended)

Apr 25

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline (postmarked by)

May 2

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Return Deadline (received by)

May 2

Election Day

Ohio Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    Go to to check your registration or get registered. We're working with BallotReady to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

    Register Here
  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    The deadline for the primary has already passed, but it's not too late to register for the general!

    Register Here
  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes! All Ohio voters whose registration information is up-to-date have the opportunity to vote in any election from the convenience of their own homes by requesting an absentee ballot. If you're registered, you can request to have your ballot mailed to you, you just have to do that by April 25 (but we recommend doing it no later than April 18 to make sure it gets to you!) Then, you can fill it out and make sure it gets to your local elections office by 7:30 pm on May 2. You can request your absentee ballot here:

    Request Here
  • Can I vote early?

    Yes, early voting in-person runs from April 4 to May 1.

    Learn More!
  • Do I need an ID?

    Yes, yes you do. An Ohio driver's license, a military ID, an unexpired federal or an Ohio photo ID with name and current address, utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document. Get all the details here from VoteRiders.

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  • What if I'm voting on Election Day?

    You can find your polling location below.

    Find Your Polling Place


  • Find the details on accessible voting in your state, including early voting, Election Day voting, mail voting, and accessible mail voting tools for people with print disabilities.

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  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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